History of American Evangelical Worship

REL611
Spring 2018
W 1:30-3:20pm
Area: 
Area II
Professor: 
Permission Not Required
No Limit to Enrollment
Course Description: 

This course will examine the history and development of American Evangelical worship from the eighteenth century to the present day.  Topics to be covered include the shift in sacramental theology between the First and Second Great Awakenings, the liturgical legacy of early twentieth-century Fundamentalist-Modernist controversies, Pentecostal contributions to evangelical worship, ways in which race and gender have shaped evangelical identity, and evangelical approaches to liturgical renewal at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

Background Expected: 

No prerequisite

Course Requirements: 

Close reading of the assigned texts and preparation of short reading responses; active seminar participation, including leading one discussion; church visit paper and presentation; final research paper

Basis of Evaluation: 

Evaluation will be based on the quality of the student’s a) participation in class discussion (15%), reading responses (20%), service as a discussion leader (15%), church visit paper and presentation (15% each), and final paper (20%)